Beth Henley Summary

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  • 8 Literature Criticisms
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Essays & Analysis (8)

5,093 words, approx. 17 pages
In the following essay, Harbin examines five of Henley's plays, focusing on the "themes related to the disintegration of traditional ideals, such as the breakup of families, the quest fo... Read more
1,025 words, approx. 4 pages
Crimes of the Heart was first produced in 1979 at the Actors Theater of Louisville. It was then presented at several regional theaters before being staged off-Broad-way at the Manhattan Theater Club i... Read more
449 words, approx. 2 pages
In the following review, the critic offers a laudatory review of the plays collected in Four Plays. Four Plays, by Beth Henley, is a collection of plays written since Crimes of the Heart (1981) and de... Read more
622 words, approx. 3 pages
In the following excerpt, Simon deems Impossible Marriage ditzy and uninteresting. The program for Beth Henley's Impossible Marriage says, “The play is in three parts and is performed wi... Read more
6,135 words, approx. 21 pages
In the following essay, Shepard explores the effects of the feminist movement on the female protagonists of Henley's plays, in particular examining the recurring images of homicide and suicide.... Read more
401 words, approx. 2 pages
In the following mixed review, Jacobs maintains that Control Freaks “is often as darkly hilarious as it is startling.” Control Freaks is almost surely the first R-rated play to use the s... Read more
144 words, approx. 1 pages
Critical Essay by Michael Feingold The only question [in Am I Blue, a one-act by Beth Henley,] is whether the familiar comedy of a jabbering eccentric girl and a neurotically square older boy will be ... Read more
282 words, approx. 1 pages
Critical Essay by Walter Kerr ["Am I Blue"] is a comedy and comes equipped with a good bit of manic energy. Looked at in perspective, and taken for the collegiate exercise it is, the bro... Read more